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Athlete success at Lorne

Athletes had a very hard winter of training gearing up for the very popular event Amy’s Gran Fondo which is also a qualifying event for the Grand Fondo UCI World Championships, being held next year in Poland. The race is over 120km and over 1000m of climbing starting from Lorne heading inland and then back along the iconic Great Ocean Road.  The weather wasn’t in their favour with wet and windy conditions but much better than the pro’s had on the Saturday. With only Pat missing out on qualifying it was a very succseful event for our athletes and should be very proud of their hard work!

19-34 – 15th Sam Jones
45-49 – 4th Dave Dobson
50-54 – 10th Graham King, 29th Steve Bentley
55-59 – 4th Bill Robindson, 27th Colin Chapman, Stuart Hesseltine 28th, 58th Patrick O’Kane

 

    

 

 

More success at local racing with Norwood hosting another round of winter crit racing Richard managed to get in the break and Nicola rode a strong race to finish 2nd

Nicola 2nd in C grade women
Richard 3rd C grade

   

 

 

The final racing result from the weekend was from Port Adelaide’s final roud of CX racing with Coach Michelle 3rd B grade

 

 

 

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Tour of Goowla Video

Back in Feburary many of our athletes and team mates were gearing up for a major event, the Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club Tour of Goowla. You may remember the amazing results that they managed if not here is the link to results from back then.

We also put together a video of the event which can be found here  – Coach Michelle’s team is the story for the video, enjoy!

 

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Weekend racing update

This weekend saw some very chilly condition here in SA and even Andrew felt the chill racing in longs over in NSW but it didn’t dampen his sprint effort. In a local Criterium race he won the sprint beating U23 National Criterium Champion Cameron Scott by a wheel width very close indeed

Photo of Andrew in black

Here in SA the conditions weren’t quite as bright but just as chilly. With a HCP it’s always going to be tough but Colin worked well and was able to claim 2nd place. Others racing weren’t so lucky with their HCP position

Full results from this race can be found here

 

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Back out racing

Many athletes are back out racing after a short break after their main events and a few that meant a handicap race at the local Southern Vets club.

Out racing was Pat, Graham, Dave, Steve and Georg, with a modified course and a good group to work with Patrick was the fastest time for the Div 2 and claimed 2nd place overall!

Full results can be found here

Coach Phil was also out riding in the Cycling South Australia Sportif Rd 4 at Williamsown a  timed based team event with Port Adelaide Cycling club, a great weekend to be out on the bike.

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SAMCA State Individual Time Trials

After last weekend successful state titles many athletes were hoping for a repeat in the South Australian Masters Cycling Association State ITT Championships however with strong competition it was going to be tough day for some. The racing was held at McLaren Flat on Sunday 27th May on a tough 25km course.

Michelle Crick GOLD F2 44:10
Dave Dobson SILVER M3 38:36
Richard Shortt 4th 39.45
Graham King M4 GOLD
Steve Bentley M3 SILVER 39:35
David Walker 4th 40:08,
Colin Chapman 6th M6 45:46

Full results can be found here 

Well done everyone on great racing on a tough course

 

 

 

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SDVLCC Club ITT Championships

Sunday saw many of our athletes competing in our local Individual Time Trial Championships at Woodchester South Australia a gruelling 22km course which is always windy!

Michelle Crick 36:45 – F2 GOLD
Dave Dobson 33:05 – M3 GOLD
Richard Shortt 33:23 – M3 SILVER
Graham King 32:50 – M4 GOLD
David Walker 34:01 – M4 SILVER
Steve Bentley 34:14 – M4 BRONZE

Stuart and Georg also rode very well but finished outside the medal places. Full results can be found on the Southern Vets website once collated.
Photo’s of riders below from Andrew @Watts Capture – great photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Australian State ITT and weekend racing roundup

This weekend saw multiple athletes out across the country tackling various races with some outstanding results!

Saturday saw Andrew race the Goulburn Interclub Handicap Division 1 – 2nd place

Sunday saw racing across three separate events here in South Australia!

The premier event here in SA is the State Individual Time trial Championships three athletes took part and came home with some medals!
Jarrod MAS3 GOLD
Michelle WMAS2 SILVER
Nathan U13 a very close 5th

  

 

 

At the Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club   they held their Mothers Day race at Wistow sponsored by  USG
Georg 3rd C grade

And finally at the VLCC HCP race Nicola coming back from injury managed to secure a win from the 13min group and weren’t caught!

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Eblens Subaru SDVLCC Race Results

Sunday saw the final race for the Eblens Subaru Sprint Series of races, after three rounds it was close battle for the top points scorers across the grades. The race is won by accumulating points from the sprints on each lap. Yesterday we had a few athletes resting but others were on form and in line to take a top 10 place in the series.

Overall Series Placers
Colin 5th overall
Greg 7th overall

Overall Series Points and places
Colin 5th
Greg 7th
Steve 15th
Georg 16th
Stuart 24th
Phil 29th
Dave 36th
Michelle 37th


Rd 3 Results
Phil 3rd A grade
Steve 1st C grade
Georg 2nd C grade
Stuart 3rd D grade
Colin 1st E grade

Rd 2 Results
Dave 3rd A grade
Coach Phil 4th A grade
Graham 5h A grade
Richard 6th A grade
Georg 1st C grade
Steve 5th C grade
Stuart 5th D grade
Colin 1st E grade
Greg 2nd E grade

Rd 1 Results
Dave 4th A grade
Graham 5th A grade
Phil F 6th A grade
Steve 4th C grade
Stuart 3rd D grade
Greg 1st E grade
Michelle 3rd E grade

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ADX Depot Tour Goowla – Race Report

We’ve been a bit quiet with racing updates of late whilst athletes have been busy training for their A priority race including coach Michelle.

A tour of this nature is always going to be challenging as it’s not often we get the opportunity to race a team in the world of amateur cycling, most of the time it’s an individual race so being given the opportunity to race for your team is a great challenge both mentally and physically. We started training many of our athletes for this event as early as December, having had athletes do the event we have a lot of data to help prepare them and history of knowing what works and what doesn’t. We had 14 athletes racing across four divisions and on nine different teams with great results by many. The racing was hard and very challenging but all athletes should be proud of their achievements.

Division 1 Results
Jarrod’s team Bicycle Express 1 placed first in the TTT stage 1 this team also were the first place team overall in division 1
Dave and Graham in ADX Depot 1 were 2nd in the TTT and Dave placed 2nd on stage 4 with a blistering time of 9.46. Dave finished 8th on GC and Graham was 9th

Division 2A Results
Keith, David and Richard won Stage 1 the TTT in ADX Depot 2 and placed 2nd overall team. Individual GC David 7th, Richard 8th and Keith 15th
Phil F team placed 4th overall, on GC he placed 21st overall

Division 3A Results
Stuart’s team Power On 1 rode exceptionally well and claimed 1st overall and Stuart managed a great 7th overall on GC

Division 3B Results
Georg’s team claimed 2nd team overall with ADX Depot 3 and he finished 7th in GC
Steve B team claimed 3rd overall with his team A Metre Matters, individually Steve was 4th overall on GC, after placing 2nd on stage 3 and on stage 4
Steve S team claimed 5th overall with Steve 18th overall

Division 4 Results
Michelle and Colin’s team placed 3rd overall in their team ADX Depot 4. They placed 3rd in Stage 1 and Colin managed to get 2nd place in Stage 2 and 4th in Stage 4. Giving Colin 4th overall on GC, Michelle finishing in 16th overall
Greg’s team placed 4th overall in his team Chowwego with a 6th place in stage 2 finishing 10th on GC overall

Full results can be found here

 

 

 

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State and Club Criterium results and Interstate results

Sunday 28th January Andrew was racing A grade at a local club race with a stacked field of strong riders. He managed to claim 4th place
(Standing on wrong side of podium)

Sunday 4th February was the South Australia Masters Association State Criterium Championships and respective club Championships
We had several athletes racing across the age groups.

Stand out result was from Matt who claimed the Gold and became the State Champion in the M3 group in a stacked field. The final sprint was only split by .156 across the first 5 riders, see full state results here. Matt has been racing Crits all summer and pulled a win in B grade earlier in the week too.
Coach Michelle claimed the Gold and the State Championship in WM2 category but sadly was the only one in her age group but still had an impressive avg speed 36.7kmph for whole race.

It was also the club championships and in our clubs we had some great results across the age groups also

Matt Gold M3 SDVLCC
Phil Silver M3 SDVLCC
along with Richard and Keith VLCC

Phil F had a crash in M4 but is okay

Georg M5 Bronze SDVLCC
along with Colin

Michelle WM2 Gold SDLCC

Full club results can be found here  for SDVLCC